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Uncomfortable day for aviation as Farnborough runway reaches 50C | Aviation industry

tThe runway temperature reached 50C at the Farnborough air show this week. Officials checked for tarmac between the aerospace industry showing off its wares, with flights by passenger jets including the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, various military jets and flypasts by the Red Arrows display team. Monday’s heat was yet another reminder, if needed, …

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Regional airline Rex plans to go electric with aircraft conversion

Regional airline Rex plans to go electric with aircraft conversion

Regional Australian airline Rex could start offering all-electric flights shortly after closing a deal to equip some of its existing aircraft fleet with electric propulsion. Rex this week announced a partnership with Australia’s Dovetail Electric Aviation to “pioneer” the conversion of turbine-powered aircraft to electric and zero-emission propulsion. Under the partnership, part of Rex’s legacy …

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How to avoid flight cancellations this summer: the best and worst times to fly

Flight cancellations and delays have become a frustrating, seemingly unavoidable part of air travel this summer. While any flight is subject to cancellation, especially as the airline industry currently faces several operational issues, experts say there are a few booking strategies that can reduce the chances of your flight being removed from the airline’s schedule. …

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